I don’t know what it is about summer, but it makes me want to read. Winter does not have that effect on me, which boggles my mind. But all I want to do in summer is get a few good books, plop down on a beach, and get to it. And I generally reach for the meatier books too; classics like The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe and The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. Huge books that require more time and mental energy. This year I’m taking a different track. I’m reading the YA fantasy Gladius and the Bartlett Trial byJ.A. Paul right now. After that comes The Agency: The Body in the Tower by Y.S. Lee and Never Tell a Lie by Hallie Ephron. Beyond that, I’m not sure, but all this talk about ginormous classics makes me want to start on The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.
So that’s enough about me. How about you? What books do you reach for in summer? What are you reading now and/or planning to read? And since I mentioned it, what is your favorite season for reading?
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